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2012-03-20 11:44 by Karl Denninger
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More Johnson And Carbon Taxes

Watch the duplicitous speech here:

"There is global warming," Johnson reportedly told voters. "It's man-caused."

Ok, and....

  • support flexible policies and measures in continuing negotiations that provide an opportunity for the US to meet global environmental goals without jeopardizing US jobs, trade, or economic competitiveness;

Is there a Libertarian thought anywhere within this paragraph?  I'm having trouble finding it.

  • insist on flexible implementation timetables in continuing negotiations that permit affected parties adequate time to plan strategies for meeting commitments; and

Commitments eh?  Sounds like the government mandating things to me.   I see jackboots everywhere!

  • ensure that no single sector, state, or nation is disproportionately disadvantaged by the implementation of international policies.

Oh, here we are.  Let's just make it explicit -- the imposition of taxes on carbon are just fine and in fact necessary in Johnson's view, so long as they fall on everyone!

If appropriate international commitments are established and are ratified by the US, the Governors believe implementation should be allowed to be achieved through cost-effective market-based activities, which account for scientifically verifiable and accountable reductions in greenhouse gas levels regardless of where the reductions are achieved. Any multinational emissions trading program must provide a flexible and workable framework that takes full advantage of market forces and maximizes international participation.

There's that force thing again...

Damn Governor, in your own words.....

Go run as a Republican or Democrat.

You're not a Libertarian and in fact your own statements evidence intent to violate the non-initiation of force requirement for all members of the party.